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Jack Sisson's Life Ethics Blog
We must find new ways through many ethical issues, especially regarding bioethics, medical ethics, and criminal justice. Jack Sisson's 'Life Ethics' blog focuses on numerous areas of concern, including the philosophical and ethical dilemmas surrounding stem-cell research, abortion, medical research, and health care.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Is Embryonic Stem Cell Research Murder?
This is the question posed by this article on the Baptist Press Web site. The question arose from Presidential spokesperson Tony Snow's statement that the President believes destroying embryos is murder. Snow back-pedaled later in the day after realizing he might have gone too far.
The Baptist Press obviously would not agree that Bush went too far:
But I think we can say a couple of things for certain. First, people who continue to participate in destroying human embryos while eschewing any serious moral reflection on the humanity of those embryos are at the very least morally guilty of something like negligent homicide.And this:
They will argue that the need for medical advances outweighs the right of these embryonic humans not to be killed. Anyone who makes that kind of an argument while destroying human embryos is morally culpable of murder as it is defined in law and in the Bible.Read the entire article here. Or better, let us know what YOU think by making a comment.
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